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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
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Sully began playing drums at the age of 3. His father, Salvatore Erna, was a trumpet player and would rehearse in the basement where Sully would go to sleep in the empty guitar case. His great grandfather was a famous composer in Sicily, where every year they honor his birthday and his pictures are hung in a museum. At the age of 11 it was discovered that it was easier for him to listen to something and play it than read sheet music. He stopped taking lessons and sat at home rehearsing to records by Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.
At 14, Dave Vose became his new instructor. He signed his first record deal in 1993 with a band called Strip Mind. Their debut album "What`s in Your Mouth" sold less than 50,000 units. The band self-destructed shortly after. He was also in Meliah Rage (drums on the album "Unfinished Business") and The Fighting Cocks. In Godsmack concerts he plays the bongos and an entire drum set, staging a drumming duel known as Batalla de los Tambores with drummer Shannon Larkin. This battle has become a staple of the band`s live show. He is also a skilled harmonica player as present on the Godsmack song Shine Down. It was recently announced that Sully will work on a solo record due out sometime in 2008, and it will stray away from the hard rock sound of Godsmack.
Sully Erna is a devout Wiccan, and although outspoken about being so, does not try to convert people.
His book, The Paths We Choose, does mention in a brief passage the key parts of Wicca, but does not go into full detail.
Erna released a memoir entitled The Paths We Choose on his birthday February 7, 2007. The book details his struggles during the first 30 years of his life, up until the time Godsmack landed a record deal.
Sully Erna participated in the 2006 World Series of Poker main event in which he made a brief appearance on the ESPN broadcast of the event; it was mentioned that he was the last of the celebrity entries. He finished in 713th out of 8,773 earning him $17,730.Sully takes poker very seriously and he looks to play in many more events in the coming year including World Poker Tour events and WSOP.
Erna also played in the 2007 World Series of Poker main event. After the elimination of Tobey Maguire, Erna was the final celebrity remaining. He placed in 237th out of a field of 6,358, earning $45,422. To complement his placing at the World Series of Poker, he placed 2nd in a preliminary event at Bellagio`s 5 Diamond World Poker Classic, where he lost to J.C Tran but earned $307,325 as a consolation.
Sully also competed in the 2007 VH1 Celebrity Rock and Roll Tournament with Ace Frehley, Vinnie Paul, Scott Ian, and Dusty Hill. Erna took second, losing to Scott Ian of Anthrax.
Sully has a 6 year old daughter, Skylar Erna and is single since 2006. He is now touring solo and performing and recording his own solo album and will be reuniting with Godsmack to record another album. Sully is looking to try his chops on acting.
Full Name at Birth
Salvatore Paul Erna
has XXX (triple X) tattooed on lower back, updated XXX tattoo with the words No Justice with poker chips and cards (this reflects his love of poker and success in tournaments), he has a tattoo of the movie character "Pinhead" from the movie Hellraiser tattooed on himself
Patch (Dog - American Bulldog bought for his daughter)
Canada Dry Ginger Ale
New Hampshire, Salem, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, California
The Godfather, The Serpent And The Rainbow
The Paths We Choose (Sully Erna) 
Good Times, Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
Dead Can Dance, Tommy Lee
Favorite TV Shows
Dirt TV Series On Fx
Layne Staley (Fashion Idol), Al Pacino (Fashion Idol)
The Paths We Choose  (Bartley Publishing)
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Skylar Erna (daughter)
Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna Jr. (born February 7, 1968) is the American vocalist and guitarist for the American heavy metal band Godsmack. He is also a harmonica player, percussionist and pianist, performing these on albums and at live shows. He was ranked 47th in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader.
Full Mouth Of Bonded White Teeth Done Recently, Has Small Star Tattooed Under Right Eye
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Richard De La Font Agency
Music Genre (Text)
Alternative metal, hard rock, groove metal, thrash metal
Vocals, guitar, drums, harmonica, piano, keyboards, percussion
Godsmack, Meliah Rage, Strip Mind
Music Genre (Text)
heavy metal, post-grunge, nu metal
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